The Straits Times
Published on Jan 22, 2013

Basketball: Kings NBA franchise looks bound for Seattle


SEATTLE (AP) - Nearly five years after their colours and history were packed away into storage and their NBA franchise relocated, the SuperSonics are one significant step closer to returning to Seattle.

And the Kings are on the edge of leaving Sacramento.

All that appears to stand in the way now is approval by NBA owners.

The Maloof family has agreed to sell the Kings to a Seattle group led by investor Chris Hansen, the league confirmed in a statement Monday morning. The deal is still pending a vote by the NBA Board of Governors.